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NextDecade Corp (NEXT.OQ)

NEXT.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Capital Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Matthew Schatzman

40 2017 President, Director

Kathleen Eisbrenner

2017 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Ben Atkins

2017 Chief Financial Officer

Rene Vliet

2017 Chief Operating Officer, Director

Shaun Davison

2017 Senior Vice President - Development & Regulatory Affairs

Eric Garcia

2017 Chief Accounting Officer, Principal Accounting Officer

Alfonso Puga

2017 Chief Commercial Officer

Brian Belke

2017 Director

Matthew Bonanno

2017 Director

David Gallo

2017 Director

Avinash Kripalani

2017 Director

David Magid

2017 Director

Eric Rosenfeld

59 2017 Director

David Sgro

40 2017 Director

William Vrattos

2017 Director

Spencer Wells

2017 Director

John Schauerman

60 2014 Independent Director

Leonard Schlemm

64 2014 Independent Director

Adam Semler

52 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Matthew Schatzman

Mr. Matthew K. Schatzman serves as President, Director of the Company. Mr. Schatzman has nearly 30 years of marketing, logistics and operational leadership experience with companies in the LNG, natural gas and oil industries, including BG Group and Dynegy. Mr. Schatzman most recently served as President at MKS Energy, LLC, an advisory and consulting firm focused on LNG, natural gas and crude oil markets, logistics and risk management. He was previously Executive Vice President, Global Energy Marketing and Shipping at BG Group, a British multinational oil and gas company from January 2012 until May 2014 and served as Senior Vice President, Energy Marketing from March 2007 until December 2011. Prior to that, he served in various roles at Dynegy, including President and CEO of Dynegy’s wholesale business. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Yale University.

Kathleen Eisbrenner

Ben Atkins

Rene Vliet

Shaun Davison

Eric Garcia

Mr. Eric Garcia is Chief Accounting Officer, Principal Accounting Officer of the company. He had more than 15 years of experience in the public accounting industry. He began his career at KPMG LLP in January 2002, and was most recently, an audit managing director at KPMG LLP’s Houston, Texas office. Eric received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico. He is a Certified Public Accountant in Texas and New Mexico and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Alfonso Puga

Brian Belke

Matthew Bonanno

David Gallo

Mr. David Gallo serves as Director of the company. Mr. Gallo is the founder, portfolio manager and managing partner of Valinor Management, the investment manager of an equity long-short hedge fund with over $3 billion in assets under management, where he has worked since July 2007. Prior to founding Valinor, Mr. Gallo was a senior analyst at Bridger Capital and worked at investment firms including Tiger Management, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., and the Blackstone Group. Mr. Gallo received his BS in economics, summa cum laude, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and his MBA from Harvard Business School, where he graduated as a Baker Scholar.

Avinash Kripalani

David Magid

Eric Rosenfeld

Mr. Eric Stuart Rosenfeld serves as Director of the company., Mr. Rosenfeld previously served as the chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Quartet Merger Corp., a blank check company (“Quartet”), from its inception in April 2013 until its merger with Pangaea Logistics Ltd. (“Pangaea”) in October 2014, and has served as a director of Pangaea since such time. Mr. Rosenfeld was chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Trio Merger Corp. (“Trio”) from its inception in June 2011 until its merger with SAExploration Holdings Inc. (“SAE”) in June 2013 and served as a director of SAE from that time until July 2016. Mr. Rosenfeld has been the president and chief executive officer of Crescendo Partners, L.P., a New York-based investment firm, since its formation in November 1998. He has also been the senior managing member of Crescendo Advisors II LLC, the entity providing the Company with general and administrative services, since its formation in August 2000. From April 2006 until July 2008, Mr. Rosenfeld served as the chairman of the board, chief executive officer and president of Rhapsody Acquisition Corp. (“Rhapsody”), an OTCBB-listed blank check company. Rhapsody completed its business combination in July 2008 with Primoris Services Corporation and is now listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market. Mr. Rosenfeld served as a director of that company from the completion of its business combination in July 2008 until May 2014. From its inception in April 2004 until June 2006, he was the chairman of the board, chief executive officer and president of Arpeggio Acquisition Corp. (“Arpeggio”), an OTCBB-listed blank check company. Arpeggio completed its business combination in June 2006 with Hill International, now listed on the NYSE. Mr. Rosenfeld served as a director of Hill International, Inc. from the time of the business combination until June 2010. Mr. Rosenfeld is currently chairman of the board of CPI Aerostructures, Inc. a NYSE MKT-listed company engaged in the contra

David Sgro

Mr. David D. Sgro serves as Director of the Company. He served as Quartet’s chief financial officer, secretary and a member of its board of directors from April 2013 until its merger with Pangaea in October 2014 and has served as a director of Pangaea since such time. Mr. Sgro served as Trio’s chief financial officer, secretary, and a member of its board of directors from its inception in June 2011, until its merger with SAE in June 2013 and served as a director of SAE from that time through June 2016. From April 2006 to July 2008, Mr. Sgro served as the chief financial officer of Rhapsody and from July 2008 to May 2011, Mr. Sgro served as a director of Primoris. Mr. Sgro has been a Senior Managing Director of Crescendo Partners, L.P. since December 2008 and has held numerous positions with Crescendo Partners since May 2005. Mr. Sgro also serves on the board of Imvescor Restaurant Group, a TSX listed restaurant franchisor; Hill International, Inc., a NYSE listed construction project management company; and BSM Technologies Inc., a TSX listed GPS enabled fleet management company. Mr. Sgro served on the board of Bridgewater Systems, Inc., a TSX listed telecommunications software company, from June 2008 until its sale to Amdocs in August 2011 and COM DEV International Ltd., a global designer and manufacturer of space hardware from April 2013 until its sale to Honeywell in February 2016. From August 2003 to May 2005, Mr. Sgro attended Columbia Business School. From June 1998 to May 2003, he worked as an analyst and then senior analyst at Management Planning, Inc., a firm engaged in the valuation of privately held companies. Simultaneously, Mr. Sgro worked as an associate with MPI Securities, Management Planning, Inc.’s boutique investment banking affiliate. From June 2004 to August 2004, Mr. Sgro worked as an analyst at Brandes Investment Partners. Mr. Sgro received a B.S. in Finance from The College of New Jersey and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School. In 2001, he became a Chartered Financial Analyst.

William Vrattos

Spencer Wells

Mr. Spencer Wells serves as Director of the company. Mr. Wells co-founded Drivetrain Advisors, LLC, a firm providing fiduciary services to the alternate investment community, in December 2013, where he currently serves as a Partner. Most recently, Mr. Wells was employed by TPG Special Situations Partners from 2010 to 2013, where he first served as Partner from September 2010 to January 2012, and then as a Senior Advisor from January 2012 to July 2013. Mr. Wells also served as a Partner/Portfolio Manager for Silverpoint Capital from September 2002 to July 2009. Prior to joining Silverpoint Capital, Mr. Wells served as a Director at the Union Bank of Switzerland from May 2001 to September 2002 and as a Vice President of Deutsche Bank AG from January 1999 to May 2001. Mr. Wells currently serves on the boards of directors of Roust Corporation, Samson Resources II, LLC, Lily Robotics, Inc., Vantage Drilling International, Town Sports International Holdings, Inc., Preferred Proppants LLC, and Advanced Emissions Solutions, Inc.

John Schauerman

Mr. John P. Schauerman is an Independent Director of the company., since July 2014. Mr. Schauerman served as executive vice president, corporate development of Primoris from February 2009 to May 2013, and served as a Director of Primoris from July 2008 to May 2013. He served as the chief financial officer of Primoris from February 2008 to February 2009. He also served as a director of Primoris and its predecessor entity from 1993 to July 2008. He joined Primoris’ wholly-owned subsidiary, ARB, Inc., in 1993, as senior vice president. In his current role, he is responsible for developing and integrating Primoris’ overall strategic plan, including the evaluation and structuring of new business opportunities and acquisitions. Prior to joining ARB, Inc., he was senior vice president of Wedbush Morgan Securities. Mr. Schauerman received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from UCLA and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

Leonard Schlemm

Mr. Leonard B. Schlemm is an Independent Director of the company., since July 2014. Mr. Schlemm has served as the chairman of Myca Health Inc., a medical software company focused on primary care practices across the United States, since May 2013 and a member of its board since 2008. Mr. Schlemm is also the co-founder and a board member in a number of fitness center companies across Canada and Europe, including The Atwater Club (since February 2002) and The Mansfield Clubs (since 2005). He also served as chairman of the board of AD OPT Technologies from November 2002 until April 2004. From November 1999 until its merger with Net pulse Communications and E-Zone Networks in November 2000, he served as chairman of the board of Xystos Media Networks, an interactive media company with three million users under long-term contract. Mr. Schlemm was a co-founder of 24 Hour Fitness, one of the world’s largest privately owned and operated fitness center chains, sold to private equity investors in June 2014 for $1.9 billion, and was its chairman from September 1986 until July 1997. From June 1996 to January 1999, Mr. Schlemm served as a member of the board of directors of Forza Limited, a European fitness equipment distribution company. Mr. Schlemm was a member of the board of directors of Arpeggio from its inception in April 2004 until its merger in June 2006 and was a member of the board of directors of Rhapsody from its inception in April 2006 until its merger in July 2008. Mr. Schlemm received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University (great distinction) and an M.B.A. from Harvard University (with distinction). He also received his Chartered Accountant designation in Canada in 1975.

Adam Semler

Mr. Adam J. Semler is an Independent Director of the company., since July 2014. Mr. Semler joined York Capital Management, an investment management fund, in 1995 and held several positions with the firm, most recently holding the position of chief operating officer and member of its managing partner until he retired in December 2011. While at York Capital Management, he was responsible for all financial operations of the firm. During this time, he also served as chief financial officer and secretary of York Enhanced Strategies Fund, LLC, a closed ended mutual fund. Previously, he was at Granite Capital International Group, an investment management firm, where Mr. Semler was responsible for the accounting and operations function for its equity products. He also previously worked as a senior accountant at Goldstein, Golub, Kessler & Co., where Mr. Semler specialized in the financial services industry, as well as a senior accountant at Berenson, Berenson, Adler. Mr. Semler is a C.P.A. and received a B.B.A. from Emory University.